Director and Chief of Police

Recruitment #21-3221-001


The Director and Chief of Police (“Director and Chief” or “Chief of Police”) plans, organizes and directs the Dayton Police Department to achieve optimum services for the citizens of the City of Dayton and for the protection of life and property, within the framework of the City Charter and in compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws. The Chief of Police carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. The incumbent must maintain a thorough knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, standard operating guidelines/procedures.


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Minimum Qualifications


Ten (10) plus years command experience in a large municipal police department is required. Candidates must have a proven track record working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse population. The ideal candidate will have a track record of interacting positively with the community at large and a history of developing and implementing innovative crime reduction strategies. Excellent communication skills expected and a history of effectively interacting with media, community stakeholders and elected officials.


A Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited college is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Criminal Justice may be substituted for two (2) years of management level experience. Advanced training with Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) or similar, preferred. Bilingual skills, a plus.

Selection Plan

We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties; however, prospective candidates should be aware that any applications or resumes submitted for this opportunity are subject to the Ohio Public Records Act and may be disclosed. Reference contacts will not be made until mutual interest has been established. The client organization we represent, and WAVERLY PARTNERS firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Interested candidates should send a resume/CV to WAVERLY PARTNERS, the executive search firm retained by the City of Dayton. 

Ted W. Plattenburg
Managing Director 
Cell: (513) 260-3189 


Heidi G. Milosovic 
Managing Director & Principal 
Office: (440) 355-6629 

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